When Mike Goodson was in Carolina, he had to share a crowded backfield with DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart.
He wanted a better opportunity because Carolina had committed so much money to the above two, there was no way he would see the field while they were healthy. However, when the two went down in 2010 Goodson gained 452 yards and 3 touchdowns with a 4.4 average.
Goodson made a good enough impression around the NFL that the Raiders were willing to let Michael Bush walk in favor of trading for Goodson.
Goodson was traded to the Raiders on March 30, 2012, in exchange for tackle Bruce Campbell. He now gets to play the team that had him buried on the depth chart and show them he wasn’t just another player.
Goodson’s first year with the Raiders hadn’t been what he hope, coupled with talented but often injured Darren McFadden, on paper it looked like a good 1-2 punch. In 10 games with the Raiders Goodson has 200 yards for a 6.7 average despite a high ankle sprain that h...